Coronavirus

This is UNISON Scotland’s information on Coronavirus and your rights at work.

If you have symptoms and need medical advice go to: NHS Scotland website for all latest guidance about COVID-19 including social distancing and stay at home advice.

There is more about your rights at work at: UNISON UK website 

Coronavirus COVID19 advice: your rights at work in Scotland

CORONAVIRUS Care Homes – ‘Support Workers & Public Health’ UNISON urges MSPs ahead of final vote

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UNISON's Scottish Secretary has written to  all MSPs urging them to support the pro trade union amendments being proposed to ...
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‘Tackle the crisis in care homes – support national bargaining’ UNISON Scotland urges MSPs  

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MSPs have rejected changing the law to improve conditions in a way that could be used to tackle the coronavirus ...
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Survey about safe working in schools, early learning and childcare

Survey about safe working in schools, early learning and childcare
CORONAVIRUS EDUCATION STAFF: UNISON is conducting this short survey of staff working in education. We need your views about safe ...
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CORONAVIRUS FURTHER EDUCATION: Job Retention Scheme

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CORONAVIRUS FURTHER EDUCATION: This circular provides advice and guidance on the use of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) in ...
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Covid-19 Safety Pack: Workplace health and safety

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CORONAVIRUS ALL MEMBERS: Workplace health and safety is central to the union’s pandemic response and this will intensify as we ...
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CORONAVIRUS HEALTH STAFF: Principles for increasing the nursing workforce in Adult Critical Care

CORONAVIRUS HEALTH STAFF: Principles for increasing the nursing workforce in Adult Critical Care
Heath staff: This document lays out the Scottish principles for increasing the nursing workforce in Adult Critical Care in response ...
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CORONAVIRUS HEALTH STAFF: Principles for Mental Health services

CORONAVIRUS HEALTH STAFF: Principles for Mental Health services
Heath staff: The Scottish government has written to NHS Board Chairs and Chief Executives, IJB Chief Officers, Local Authority Chief ...
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Recognise extra financial costs of Coronavirus for NHS staff, says UNISON

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UNISON Scotland will be submitting a pay claim to the Staff Side of the NHS Scotland Terms and Conditions Committee ...
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CORONAVIRUS HEALTH STAFF: update on testing guidance for health and social care staff

CORONAVIRUS HEALTH STAFF: update on testing guidance for health and social care staff
Health Staff: New guidance has been issued to health boards about testing staff for COVID-19. The testing is to enable ...
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CORONAVIRUS HEALTH STAFF: Guidance for the deployment of health board staff to community settings

CORONAVIRUS HEALTH STAFF: Guidance for the deployment of health board staff to community settings
Health staff: Guidance to support health board staff who volunteer to work in community settings during this crisis has now ...
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CORONAVIRUS ALL MEMBERS: Survey and your safety rights

CORONAVIRUS ALL MEMBERS: Survey and your safety rights
This is a survey for all UNISON members.  UNISON Scotland is campaigning to ensure our members receive the support and resources they ...
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CORONAVIRUS HEALTH STAFF: Latest updates to the COVID-19 Endorsed Guidance for NHS Staff and Managers on Coronavirus,

CORONAVIRUS HEALTH STAFF: Latest updates to the COVID-19 Endorsed Guidance for NHS Staff and Managers on Coronavirus,
Health Staff:  The latest updates to the COVID-19 Endorsed Guidance for NHS Staff and Managers on Coronavirus can be found ...
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Call for minute’s silence to honour all workers who have died from coronavirus

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The country is to be asked to observe a minute’s silence next Tuesday (28 April) to remember all the health, ...
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CORONAVIRUS HEALTH STAFF: this week’s STAC updates

CORONAVIRUS HEALTH STAFF: this week's STAC updates
Health staff: This note contains all this week's STAC updates.  There is also a brief Q and A regarding part-time ...
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UNISON welcomes Scottish Government’s Personal Protection Equipment Taskforce

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UNISON has today (Friday) secured agreement from the Scottish government to create a PPE taskforce which aims to address the ...
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CORONAVIRUS ALL MEMBERS: Working together to fight Coronavirus

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ALL MEMBERS: UNISON is proud of the response from our members, your resilience and determination to do what we do ...
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CORONAVIRUS HEALTH STAFF: Annual leave and public holidays

CORONAVIRUS HEALTH STAFF: Annual leave and public holidays
Health staff: Health boards have now received this letter outlining leave arrangements during the crisis.  Details include Working Time Regulations ...
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CORONAVIRUS:HEALTH STAFF Dealing with PPE concerns

CORONAVIRUS:HEALTH STAFF Dealing with PPE concerns
Health Staff: Following days of meetings UNISON ensured that the Chief Nursing Officer’s letter re PPE was withdrawn. This means ...
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CORONAVIRUS LOCAL GOVERNMENT: COVID-19 guidance for non-healthcare settings

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This four-country Covid-19 Guidance for non-healthcare settings was published today (Tuesday, April 14). The key measures it covers include but ...
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CORONAVIRUS HEALTH STAFF: Employers’ Duty of Care

CORONAVIRUS HEALTH STAFF: Employers' Duty of Care
Health staff: The Scottish government health workforce team have issued a letter reminding employers of their moral and statutory duty ...
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